The New York Times calls it “a rare find,” while Forbes describes it as the modern Monaco. Since opening in 2010, the 600-acre luxury resort community of Albany has been recognized as a place where families can play, live, and work.
This majestic oceanside community was the collective vision of its founders —Tavistock Group founded by Joe Lewis, golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor/musician Justin Timberlake. They wanted to create something special that appealed to every age and stage. Today, Albany’s resort-style setting, combines with stellar service, amenities, luxury, and privacy to create a sophisticated enclave recognized around the world.
Situated minutes from Nassau’s international airport, Albany has established itself as the next great sophisticated enclave and a true sportsman’s paradise. Among its growing, world-class features is one of the Caribbean’s largest berthing facilities, the 71-slip mega-yacht marina for yachts up to 250 feet; a 7,400-yard, links-style desert golf course designed by Els for all levels of the game; a luxury spa and salon; and numerous family-oriented and adult-minded amenities and recreational outlets, including pools, a racquet complex, and an expansive fitness center with CrossFit, multiple dining venues, and equestrian facilities.
Perhaps another part that makes Albany so attractive is the multitude of real estate lifestyle options, ranging from charming beachfront villas and luxury marina residences to Bahamian-inspired courtyard villas and estate homes with golf, ocean, or equestrian access and views. Numerous custom home lots are available within Albany with a variety of types — some overlooking the championship golf course, a collection just steps from the beach, and the latest offering surrounding the planned equestrian center. For others, one of Albany’s villas — in three distinctive styles including beachfront, ocean-view, and club villas — offers everything a family would need, from three to seven bedrooms with floor plans spanning up to 6,000 square feet.
“Our idea was to deliver a lifestyle for people who want to have a holiday home as well as live here full-time,” said managing partner Christopher Anand. “What has been created here at Albany has never been done in The Bahamas, or anywhere, and achieves our founders’ vision to make this community one of the finest in the world.”
Over the years, Albany has added several new offerings, all centrally located around the heartbeat of the community — the 71-slip, mega-yacht marina. Luxury residential buildings, the commercial hub of Albany Financial Center, and the state-of-the-art recording studio, The Sanctuary at Albany, surround the marina. Stunning apartment residences lining the marina rival those found in New York, London, and Paris, with six buildings completed and two more under construction. Combining the best in waterfront living with unparalleled luxury, these marina residences dwell in some of the most architecturally inspiring buildings in the Caribbean, designed by renowned architects, including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Morris Adjmi Architects, Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects, HKS Architects, One of a Kind Architects (OOAK), and London-based Squire and Partners.
From the ornate exterior of the Adjmi-designed Orchid building to the distinctive interlacing façade of Honey-comb, designed by Ingels, each of the eight sold-out apartment buildings features open floor plans promoting the highest level of cosmopolitan glamour. Set to be completed early next year, the geometric Tetris building combines 1- and 2-story private residences in a unique, staggering scheme that captures stunning views of the marina and promenade. The latest building to grace the northern side of the marina is Squire, designed by UK-based firm Squire and Partners. Nearly sold out, the building features 26 private residences spanning up to 15,000 square feet. Squire’s sleek exterior façade combined with the grand outdoor terraces creates an indoor-outdoor living experience unlike any other. Just released are plans for yet another breathtaking building named Coral at the mouth of the marina. Designed by Ingels’ group, the 26-residence building will incorporate rounded edges and stunning floor plans which fully celebrate the views of the tropical ocean. A pair of luxury penthouses will grace the top of Coral, and both will feature direct access to rooftop terraces equipped with private pools.
Defined by informal elegance, this new way of life for Albany residents is living up to its comparison by Forbes to Monaco and redefining modern-day island living. For further information please contact: Olivia.HsuDecker@SothebysRealty.comand JDeen@AlbanyBahamas.com